Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Why elections require special vigilance

The dominant view, based on traditional wisdom, in the security and intelligence community is that there is an in-built threat which any person who holds a constitutional post faces and, therefore, the levels of protection to such leaders need to be higher than those for anyone else.  C R sasikumar The dominant view, based on traditional wisdom, in the security and intelligence community is that there is an in-built threat which any person who holds a constitutional post faces and, therefore, the levels of protection to such leaders need to be higher than those for anyone else. C R sasikumar
Written by P K Hormis Tharakan | Posted: April 1, 2014 12:15 am | Updated: April 1, 2014 8:46 am

or  the opposition, in the run-up to the elections (or at any other time). The recent arrests show that our intelligence and security officials are maintaining a high state of alert, but they must continue to be cautious and remain alive to the flipside of success, which is the tendency to lower one’s guard.

The writer is a former chief of the Research and Analysis Wing.

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